The Family Room Blog

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What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months.

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Joan’s Story

"I thought that my being pregnant would change him, but that was not the case."

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Emily's Story

“I felt like everyone was looking at me, even though I had carefully caked on make-up to cover the bruises.”

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Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Applications Under Review

Innovative models work together to serve young children in poverty.

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New Adoption Public Service Advertisements Debut Featuring Characters from "The Boxtrolls”

“The Boxtrolls” help recruit adoptive parents for the 102,000 children in foster care awaiting permanency in an adoptive home.

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I’m Covered Stories: A Healthy Respect for a ‘Complicated’ Family

The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for all Americans, including LGBT individuals, to access health coverage through the Marketplace and Medicaid. Open enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

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Christina’s Story

“Dad would strike mom. She would cry and apologize and I would hide. That was my job, when things got ugly I was to be invisible.”

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Amanda’s Story

“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”

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Providing Opportunities for Men and Boys to Improve Overall Family Wellbeing

The Office of Family Assistance is exploring strategies to reengage low-income boys and men of color to increase their levels of economic stability with the goal of improving individual and family well-being.

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

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